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Call for Reviewers: Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 11:56am
Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea: Asian Restaurants in the United States

Blind Peer Reviewers Needed (Graduate Students Welcome)

I am writing to ask for volunteers to blind peer review essays seeking
inclusion in Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea: Asian
Restaurants in the United States, edited by myself, Tanfer Emin Tunc,
and Raymond Chong (forthcoming, University of Arkansas Press).

Asian American Studies specialists are welcome to contribute
as reviewers, as are graduate students in this area (letters of
acknowledgement will be provided to all who require one).

The essays are somewhat interdisciplinary in nature, but utilize
Chicago-style references.

Reviews for Chop Suey would begin immediately.

"American Lyricists" session of SAMLA

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 11:25am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

The American Lyricists panel encourages submissions that address the literary nature of works by singer/songwriters. While panel participants have traditionally offered presentations about country music and Americana writers, submissions regarding songwriters in other traditions are also welcome. Authors should remember that this session emphasizes the work of the lyricists and not the performers of discussed pieces. Submissions addressing the conference theme of "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts" will receive special consideration, but all topics are welcome. By June 15, 2015, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Thomas Alan Holmes,

CFP: Film Exhibition History: From the Canister to the Cloud

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 7:22pm
Film & History

The journey from nickelodeon to multiplex traces the hopes and dreams of Mom and Pop entrepreneurship, the vertical integration of the movie industry, and the SCOTUS mandated ownership shifts in the history of film exhibition. Moviegoers detoured to the drive-in theaters in post-war America leading to the breakdown of many city-center theaters.

This area will examine multiple perspectives on film exhibition from early itinerant showmen to the re-imagining of the business in the 21st century examining all the theatrical elements that affect[ed] movie going from management styles to technologies; from Saturday morning kiddie shows to midnight premieres, from concessions stands to dinner and drinks at the movies.

Immigrant Transitions in Literature and Film (PAMLA, May 15)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 6:59pm
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)

PAMLA, Nov 6-8, 2015
Portland, OR

Immigrant Transitions in Literature and Film

This panel examines immigrant transitions between the familiar and the unfamiliar, the past and the present, the old and the new in literature and film. It welcomes papers that explore various aspects of change related to immigration: self-image, identity politics, cultural contexts, community, family dynamics, health, professional circles, or economic and social mobility.

Please submit proposals via the online submission system by May 15.

"Devilishly Human" – Manifestations of Evil in Contemporary Cultures

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 11:43am
University of Salzburg and Salzburg Institute of Religion, Culture and the Arts

CFP: "Devilishly Human" – Manifestations of Evil in Contemporary Cultures - Fourth Salzburg Institute Symposium, University of Salzburg, Austria, July 23, 2015

Keynote Speaker: Russell Berman (Stanford University)


Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 8:42am

Science Fiction Film and Television invites submissions for our summer reading period! Preferred length for articles is approximately 7000-9000 words; all topics related to science fiction film and television will be considered. Typical response time is within three months. Check the journal website at Liverpool University Press for full guidelines for contributors; please direct any individualized queries to

Call for Submissions to a Special Issue of the Journal of Popular Film and Television on Holmes Onscreen (Tentative Title)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 6:24am
Tom Ue, Department of English, University College London

Heralded by The Telegraph as a 'global phenomenon,' BBC's Sherlock is now one of the most commercially and critically successful television series of all time. The global recognition of Sherlock, combined with the recent discovery of Arthur Berthelet's 1916 silent film Sherlock Holmes starring William Gillette in his only screen appearance as the famous sleuth, makes it especially timely for film scholars, students, and audiences to reassess the cultural legacy of Holmes onscreen. Forthcoming work by Hills (2016) and Poore (2016) argue strongly for Holmes as a continuing source of scholarly interest, spurring us to look at Holmes' filmic lives.